Every feature has some maintenance cost, and having fewer features lets us focus on the ones we care about and make sure they work very well.
David Karp via Startup Quote
“As a startup CEO, I slept like a baby. I woke up every two hours & cried.”
Made me laugh today: Ben Horowitz
However, it had IE 6 on it. I needed to upgrade to IE 8. Easy, right? Nope.
Windows Update wasn’t working in IE6. NO UPGRADE.
The download link on the IE8 web page clicked to a download, but nothing downloaded – guess it didn’t support IE6 either. NO UPGRADE
I clicked around forever with no success. Maybe 30 minutes. Then I installed a security update to XP and it recommended IE7 – hallelujah! I followed that install and got IE7 working. Our apps worked and I moved on. (Ie8-less for now).
We all bitch about IE6, and while it’s a tiny percentage, Microsoft isn’t making it easy to kill off that browser. If I weren’t so motivated (and tech-saavy), we’d have another IE6 browser out there forever. Please MSFT, make it less frustrating to kill IE6, please test those flows for IE6 and get people off of it!
I’ve long known that getting into the big schools is the hardest part of the experience, but I’ve never looked at it this way:
It turns out that merely getting into Harvard is as good an indicator of future success as actually going. It turns out that being the sort of person that can invest the effort, conquer fear and/or raise the money to capture some of the elite trappings of visible success is what drives success, not the other way around.
Larry Ellison via Startup Quote.
Great quote, but easier said than done (by me) sometimes.
But — on the agencies spreadsheets — garbage inventory from garbage sites aggregated on garbage networks often shows a lower cost per click. Many web advertisers, even those that buy banners, treat it as a direct marketing medium.For premium media properties such as ours, this is a contest that should be avoided at all costs. Its a race to the bottom — for the lowest quality ads and the least valuable visitors.
So I got a spam email in my box today where the spammer wrapped the ad in the header/footer of a legit company (I’m seeing a lot more of this lately) so there’s a real corporate logo and real unsubscribe link, but yet it isn’t coming from that company.
Well, this spammer actually hotlinked the images off of the company’s server (instead of embedding a copy of the image). The smart company (Wellness Resources Inc.) just swapped out the image with their own message. See it here:
Kudos to the guys at Wellness Resources and I hope you all track them down.
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